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Dumbing down education

December 14, 2013 iwishart 0

THE ARENA: June 05, AU Edition JAMES MORROW Forget Supernanny. What Australia needs is Superteacher If there is one show that is appointment viewing in our house – OK, besides Desperate Housewives – it is […]

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Dyson vacuums – sucker for a good story

December 14, 2013 iwishart 0

How do you take a radical idea and turn it into a market leader? JAMES MORROW talks to Ross Cameron, Managing Director of Dyson Appliances’ South-East Asian operations about how he took a vacuum cleaner […]

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Life in the burbs

December 14, 2013 iwishart 0

THE MISERY INDEX It comes like a thief in the night and empties wallets of purchasing power. And it means debtors make off like bandits. What is it? Inflation – and with oil prices high, […]

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Man risks life saving whale

August 22, 2012 MelW 0

By Sid Astbury Sydney (dpa) – An Australian yachtsman was praised for bravery but chided for his foolhardiness after jumping overboard Wednesday to cut a 9-metre humpback whale from ropes that were dragging it under. […]

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Gillard criticized for shaking hands with the Queen

October 20, 2011 MelW 0

Sydney (dpa) – Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Thursday defended greeting Queen Elizabeth II with a handshake rather than a curtsy. Monarchists criticised Australia’s first female prime minister for not bending the knee to […]

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Kiwis root for Aussie

October 5, 2011 iwishart 0

“The media storm over the alleged treatment of a few Australian spectators at Rugby World Cup matches is not backed up at all by a scientific survey of New Zealanders attitudes toward Australians” says Stephen […]

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Fresh investigation into Greywolf Mining

October 2, 2011 iwishart 3

UPDATE: on 14 December 2012, Investigate received a letter from Greywolf Resources NL director and CEO Dehong Yu advising that Edward Lancaster “is very unwell and has handed in his resignation to the company.” On […]

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Australian man killed by shark

August 17, 2010 MelW 0

By Sid Astbury Sydney (dpa) – A 31-year-old Australian was killed by a shark  Tuesday as he surfed in the early morning near Gracetown, 270  kilometres south of the west coast city of Perth.     […]

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TRAVEL: May 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT Gary A. Warner says that if you look beyond the sleaze, Amsterdam is full of treasures Forget the canals. Forget the coffeehouses. Forget the acres of Rembrandts and Van Goghs. Forget […]

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SCIENCE: July 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

COPY CATS Entrepreneurial American scientists are destined for the dog house, says Susanne Quick It’s just another brown brick building in a suburban American business park. But Suite J at the Waunakee Business Center in […]

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TECHNOLOGY: July 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

IT’S A SMALL, SMALL WORLD From cough syrups to eyeglasses for cows, Martha McKay takes a peek into a very tiny future At the nanotechnology show in New York City recently, companies touted the state-of-the-art, […]

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TRAVEL: Sep 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

SUBCONTINENTAL DRIFT After a whirlwind trip through India’s sights, smells and sounds, Robert Cross vows to return AIPUR, India – ‘I was told that the first thing you’ll notice is the smell,’ said my friend […]

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THE WATCHER: Dec 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

ALAN RM JONES The year of the monkey… It was an annus horribilis for an increasingly isolated and beleaguered Republican president under attack from a scathing media and irresolute Democrats in Congress. Each day’s news […]

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FOOD: May 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

HOMEMADE PROZAC When the weather’s cold and the sun sets mid-afternoon, Eli Jameson finds brightness in the kitchen It has always amazed me that when T.S. Eliot wrote the line, ‘April is the cruelest month’, […]

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THE ARENA: Dec 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

JAMES MORROW Get ready for a long, hot summer… Anyone who has ever taken a holiday in a beach community knows that such places can be fairly insular places. When so much time is spent […]

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FOOD: Sep 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

NOODLING AROUND Want a fun challenge in the kitchen? Make your own pasta, says Eli Jameson Ah, the pasta aisle of the supermarket. Fettucini, cavatelli, oricchiette, rigatoni, penne rigate…just reading off the names on the […]

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May 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

TRAFFICKING IN TEARS Slavery was supposed to be a thing of the past. But in the dark corners of Australia, it is still flourishing – and as SHAUN DAVIES reports, despite recent efforts the government […]

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FIRST DRAFT: May 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

MATT HAYDEN Even Kofi Annan’s got his own weblog now… MARCH 21 2005 Man, this investigation into Kojo and me is a real drag. It’s total pressure, 24-7! I thought having this position meant I […]

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TRAVEL: Dec 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

‘NAM PLUSSED Patricia Rodriguez discovers the joys (and hassles) of Vietnam, but falls in love with it anyway LAU CAI, Vietnam – After sleeping fitfully on the night train from Hanoi – note to self: […]

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Sep 05, AU edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

LOST IN TRANSLATION She was a Russian dancer. He was a suburban psychopath. IAN WISHART has the story of a paedophile’s manipulation of the law to gain access to children, and a trail of wrecked […]

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FOOD: Dec 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

SEEING RED Eli Jameson celebrates summer and separates the ripe tomatoes from the hoary chestnuts Hear the word ‘tomatoes’, and what do you think of? Spaghetti piled high and swimming in marinara sauce? Garden vines […]

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CAN GRANT HACKETT?: Apr 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

CAN GRANT HACKETT? Fully recovered from the health woes that plagued him during last year’s Olympics, and now breathing down the neck of the world’s fastest man, Grant Hackett speaks to JENI PAYNE about motivation […]

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HEALTH: Dec 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

PERCHANCE TO WALK Sleep is still barely understood; sleepwalking, even less so. A look into the bizarre world of people who go bump in the night So I sleepwalked the other night. I didn’t go […]

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Money: Apr 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

THE CREDIT CARD TRAP They’ve done it again, says Peter Higgins: banks have figured out a new set of tricks to turn your plastic into their gold You’ve just finished paying off the overseas holiday […]

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TECHNOLOGY: Dec 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

RAIN AND TERROR What makes a storm a killer? Scientists are searching for the early warning signs, say Jeremy Manier and E.A. Torrier The two hurricanes that roared into the Gulf of Mexico earlier this […]

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SCIENCE: Dec 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

TO HELL AND BACK Was life on early Earth as bad as all that? And what does that mean for life on other planets? Robert S. Boyd reports A scientific quest called “Mission to Really […]

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DIARY OF A CABBIE : Nov 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

FEMALE TROUBLE Women, alcohol, and friends who don’t look outfor each other are a potentially tragic mix The other night an all-too-rare thing happened in the cab: two young women separated from their group of […]

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FINANCE: Dec 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

OFF THE STREET New breeds of community banks are getting customers out of queues and into high interest, says Todd Parker Australians love to hate their banks. It’s a constant staple of talk-back radio; one […]

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THE ROUGH LIFE: Nov 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

A DAY ON THE BEACH At Pacific Dunes, Eli Jameson plays a round – and pulls out his sand wedge Port Stephens, NSW – Getting a chance to drive up the coast and play a […]

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MUSIC: Nov 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

GET HEP! An old dog learns new tricks. Plus: deep in the heart of Texas (and England) Paul Anka ‘Rock Swings’, Verve 3 stars Paul Anka is another pop cat seeking new life in jazz. […]

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MOVIES: Nov 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

MOB RULES Skip the fairy tales this month – the best flicks on offer this summer are all about nitty-gritty reality Inside Deep Throat Released: Nov 10, 2005 Rated: R 5 stars Deep Throat cost […]